As I was checking out this pic of the tree I took on my second day of the 365 photo challenge I was thinking that this would probably look better in B&W. This way the texture is the main focus of the photo. I think the green is distracting. What do you think?
For the B&W conversion, I used the Photoshop tool instead of merely decreasing the saturation. This allowed me to use the B&W sliders to get rid of that sun flare in the middle of the photo. I also used a High Pass filter to sharpen the B&W tree to give the texture more focus. The color tree is as shot and downloaded straight from the camera (minus image processing to reduce the file size.)
Shot at:f/16 1/40s ISO 200 Canon 50mm f/1.4 FD w/ EF attachment Canon Rebel XTi